Financial Services Regulatory Lawyer
A leading International, full-service law firm, working with clients in the world's most dynamic industries.
The firm is now seeking a Senior Associate to join its Financial Services Regulatory Practice.
The Practice provides regulatory and commercial advice to financial institutions across the banking (including payment services and mortgages), investment, fund and insurance sectors.
The team has successfully established a strong, market-recognised (Chambers and L500 ranked) FS regulatory practice over the past ten years. It has an impressive cross-section of long-term clients and has successfully attracted several high-profile new clients in the past couple of years.
This is a role for a talented lawyer to specialise in financial services regulatory work.
Reporting to the Head of FS Regulatory, and working with other Partners and Associates in the group and other groups, the role involves an approximate split between:
Advising regulated financial sector clients (including new entrants) directly on legal, regulatory and compliance matters (70%)
Advising on the financial services regulatory aspects of various corporate transactions and other commercial projects for clients across the firm (30%)
The team would welcome signs of development and specialism in at least one of the following areas:
Funds / investment firms: E.g. MiFID, AIFMD, EMIR, PRIPS
'Fintech': payments, e-money, AML, retail facing products
Lending: consumer credit/mortgages and associated processes
Regulatory compliance: even if not necessarily sector specific, good experience of FCA/PRA licence applications, 166 reviews, policy & procedures, managing regulatory intervention.
Ideally the candidate will have 3-6pqe but other high quality candidates will be considered.
Candidates must be qualified in the UK and preferably with training from a City firm with a recognised financial services regulatory practice. Experience in-house is beneficial but not essential.
The following skills/experience are essential:
* Excellent analytical skills and academics (minimum 2:1 degree), and technical ability.
* Experience gained at a top tier finance practice.
* Strong drafting skills, working both with and without reference to precedents.
* Ability to work both independently and in conjunction with partners.
* A commercial focus and excellent client management and relationship skills.
* A focus on business development and building client relationships.
* Experience of supervising and mentoring more junior lawyers and providing encouragement and support in this role.
Lipson Lloyd Jones Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Please note our advertisements use PQE levels purely as a guide to the minimum level of experience required. However we are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfill this kind of work.